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  • 15. Re: iPod Classic reads "connected", but it is not showing up on the Mac's desktop or in iTunes.
    bhadash Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I decided to run Disk Utililty and got the following:

     

    Verifying volume

    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.

    Checking extents overflow file.

    Checking catalog file.

    Invalid node structure

    The volume could not be verified completely.

    Error: This disk needs to be repaired. Click Repair Disk.

    Verify and Repair volume

    Checking Journaled HFS Plus volume.

    Checking extents overflow file.

    Checking catalog file.

    Invalid node structure

    The volume could not be verified completely.

    Volume repair complete.Updating boot support partitions for the volume as required. Error: Disk Utility can’t repair this disk. Back up as many of your files as possible, reformat the disk, and restore your backed-up files.


    Perhaps the only solution is the erase it completely using Disk Utility, but I am not ready to do that yet.  I once tried to reinstall the system software on one of our previous Macs and ended up getting the chimes of death, so I am hesitant about doing anything major to the iPod.

  • 16. Re: iPod Classic reads "connected", but it is not showing up on the Mac's desktop or in iTunes.
    planb77 Level 7 Level 7 (32,270 points)

    Well at this point there really isn't much else for options.  You can either to choose to continue using the iPod and not ever be able to update its contents or taking your chances and reformatting it using Disk Uitlity.

     

    B-rock

  • 17. Re: iPod Classic reads "connected", but it is not showing up on the Mac's desktop or in iTunes.
    Bluev18 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I got the same response when i tried to fix it using Utility. how do i reformat using Disk Utility?

  • 18. Re: iPod Classic reads "connected", but it is not showing up on the Mac's desktop or in iTunes.
    Ca Ike Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I've had this happen to me a few times. Disk utility can not repair this issue since its not really that extensive of a repair utility.  I've had some success using alsoft's disk warrior which can rebuild the node structure but ultimately  your going to have to erase and reformat.  If you can get into the ipod drive you can copy the music folder out of it but you have to set the finder to show hidden folders to do that.  Honestly I just use disk utility for reformatting and repairing permissions.  Anything beyond that go to another HD utility.

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